OMG! Liberal Palin Freak Out!
I think I heard something… That familiar grinding sound like when you’ve worn through a pair of brake shoes. Shhh… Hear that?
Ah! Yes. I’ve got it. That metal on metal noise used to be Alaska’s governor. She’s managed to grab a moment in the spotlight again by… wait for it… saying dumb stuff. Shocking.
After the last election cycle in which her party was soundly thrashed, she lost her one remaining claim to anything remotely serious. She’s now no longer the immediate past Republican Vice Presidential nominee. That embarrassing mantle is now worn by Congressman Paul Ryan.
That makes Palin an ex-half-term governor from 2006 who is the immediate past nothing. Her “base” now consists of those who ought to be ordering half-caff lithium lattes from their pickup trucks with the snake flag bumper stickers, and roof racks used for dead things.
Nevertheless, the “Sage of Wasilla,” as Chris Matthews dubbed her today, seems to still have things to “say.”
I will, however, give her credit for stepping outside the box, and trying new things. Like remorse, for instance. That’s a new one. She actually apologized to the few remaining sane people in her party for calling them “wusses” in the current debate over taxing and spending.
“Well, I guess I shouldn’t call politicians names, so I apologize for calling the wobbly ones wusses,” she said on Fox News. This strange and foreign apology-thing had no sooner left her glossy maw, than she called President Obama “a socialist.” So much for that.
“What goes beyond socialism…is communism,” she went on to explain. “I know I’m going to get slammed for speaking so bluntly about what’s going on here, but that’s exactly what is going on.”
But more ridiculous perhaps than even Palin herself is the sad lot who still think she matters. A stunning piece of online literary bloggery calling itself “Weasel Zippers,” proudly proclaimed in its headline:
Lib Meltdown Alert Raised To DEFCON 1: Sarah Palin Calls Obama A “Socialist”…
Because, the only meltdown this “lib” is dealing with is that of the ice in my drink, and the butter for the popcorn. Because at the risk of stating the obvious, Sarah Palin is entertainment, and nothing else. Any liberal attention Palin gets is the political equivalent of watching one of those shows where some guy eats bugs, just so you can say, “Can you believe that? What an idiot.”
Like her buddy Rick Santorum, (who has now humiliated himself by flushing whatever dried-up husk was left of his political career by writing for the white supremacist, birther site World Net Daily) she’s realized that the only way to get attention is to become that person who is only beloved because “she drives the liberals crazy.”
And even that couldn’t be further from the truth. To be driven crazy, we must:
B) Believe her to be credible
Still, the comments on the cut and paste from HuffPo that made up the body of the story are amusing:
I call him an Islamic communist because that is what he is. This man has done nothing for 4 years but pretend he Is something he Is not AND destroy this country because of his incompetence. I’m being nice here. I’d be flagged if I really said what I think of this fool.
Jon C. Burdick
Being a socialist is just one of his coats he puts on, Any flag that he wears would never be the Red, White and Blue one.
And my personal favorite:
She’s being very kind. Among other things, Barack Hussein Obama II was born in Kenya, an illegal alien that have repeatably lied, withheld information to usurp the Constitution. He posted a forged birth certificate on the white house web site. He’s been tied to over thirty social security numbers, and is currently filing his income taxes with a number of a deceased person from Connecticut.
The other 61 comments say pretty much the same thing – including the one that calls the Huffington Post readers “an echo chamber.” Yes, Sarah. These are your people.
In Alaska, the only state where Palin has actually done anything political, the mention of her name is met with almost universal scorn, regardless of political party. We just went through an election cycle which saw 59 of 60 legislative seats up for election. How many invocations of Sarah Palin did I hear? Exactly zero. Not from Republicans, not from Democrats. Not using her past support to garner votes. Not even bashing her. She Who Shall Not Be Named, just wasn’t.
From popular governor, to hometown girl makes good on the national stage, to appalling embarrassment, to the ex that you never want mentioned in your presence again, took about three years. And that was more than a year ago.
I’ve heard my fellow Alaskans asked, “Does she even live there anymore?” And I’ve heard more than once the curt response, “I don’t know and I don’t care.”
So, I hate to break it to my friend “Weasel Zippers,” but nobody’s freaking out. Nobody’s melting down. And nobody cares. It’s DEFCON Whatever. We’re just rubber-necking the train wreck on our way to somewhere else.